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Kathleen McDermott

Executive Editor for History

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startquoteI seek general interest and academic books across a wide range of history. I look for works with broad appeal and original arguments, books that engage readers eager to learn about the past and that advance scholarship in the academic community. One of the joys of working on history books is having a passionate audience; history readers revel in new information, new ideas, new perspectives. I have been one of those readers my entire life, and I want the books I acquire to be part of the discussions and debates in that lively world. The many areas I cover include: American history of any period; environmental history; Atlantic history; medieval to modern European history, including eastern Europe and Russia; the modern Middle East; Asian history; and Latin American history. I am interested in books that cross borders and consider global contexts, and welcome book proposals for international history, military history, and biographies.endquote

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While astronomer Vera Rubin made significant contributions to our understanding of dark matter and championed the advancement of women in science, she is not that well known outside of the scientific community. HUP Executive Editor for Science, Janice Audet, spoke with Jacqueline Mitton, coauthor of Vera Rubin: A Life, about Rubin’s remarkable life and work and the writing of the book